Silene thomsonii Majumdar, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 650 1964. as per efi thread;

SK810 17 OCT-2017:ID : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location:  Kharidhunga, Sindhupalchok, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 8700 ft.
My first Frtillaria but need correct ID !

Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/c/caryophyllaceae/silene

I think does not matches with images at
Check other species not available in efi site.

I already checked the link but I could not find matching images in the net.

Caryophyllaceae member, Silene sp. could be S. vulgaris, Check with that …

Thanks, … Looks different from images at Silene vulgaris

Yes … Looks  different.

On checking many species from the checklist along with comparative images at Silene, I found it close to Silene nepalensis Majumdar as per GBIFSpecimen (from Nepal)  Flora of China (2700–5100 mBasal leaves linear-lanceolate, 3–14 cm × 3–7 mm, midvein prominent, glabrous or subglabrous, base attenuate into petiole, ± connate, apex acuminate; distal leaves sessile, homomorphic with basal leaves) FoC illustration  Checklist of Nepal.

Yes, it looks more close to S. nepalensis

I guess it matches with keys at efn.

A reply from Magnus Linden ji:
‘This is a rare low altitude form of Silene thomsonii. This species is rather common in central Nepal from 83°–87°. There are a few scattered records from lower altitude; these are invariably more slender, with paler, smaller and more numerous flowers.’

Magnus ji is right.
As we have already discussed, it looks different from images at Silene indica
It appears to match with specimens of S.thomsonii as per GBIF– specimen onetwo and three.
So we can consider it as an accepted name and not a synonym as listed in the databases.

Yes …. I have agreed to it !


References: efi thread  POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF– specimen onetwo and three (High resolution specimens)  JSTOR  IBIS Flora

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